HH Xmas art

People browse among the work displayed during a past Christmas Art Show & Sale. This year’s event is Saturday and Sunday at Oxford Suites in Hermiston.

People can enjoy beautiful and creative artwork and purchase unique gifts during the annual Christmas Art Show & Sale.

Everything from fine art paintings and specialty jewelry to prints and metalwork will be available for purchase. In addition, handcrafted Christmas card are $3.50 each or three for $10.

The show, sponsored by Jan Beitel, is Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Oxford Suites, 1050 N. First St., Hermiston. There is no admission charge.

A local artist, Beitel has gathered together an assortment of area artists to show their work. This is her 20th year of organizing various art shows and sales in the community. Beitel’s work includes paintings, prints and Christmas cards.

A former school board member, Beitel realized years ago that art and music often wasn’t considered as important as math and science. Because of that, she has supported efforts to bring both student and adult shows to highlight the importance of art in the community.

“It is food for the soul,” she said.

The prices vary, Beitel said. People can pick up matted prints from original paintings for as little as $15. Framed prints of original paintings start at $39, she said. In addition, original paintings range from $80 to $399.

In addition to Beitel’s own work, other artists who will show and sell their creations include Pola Galindo, who makes glasswork jewelry; Gayle Weatherson, who is bringing her gold and silver jewelry; Linda Phillips, who focuses on western art with paintings and metal work; Andrea Murphy, a western artist who paints; jewelry by Justa Phillips and oil paintings with some abstracts by Ann Bajovich.

“These are one of a kind works of art, just in time for Christmas,” Beitel said.

For more information, contact Beitel at janbeitel@outlook.com.

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